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by Gerald Deutsch
July 1st, 2018, 8:45 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Magic With Silks Etc. Silk magic is probably one of the first things beginners are taught when they take up magic. I do remember so many years ago I purchased Abbott’s EZ Dyeing Silks from Ken Allen, the then manager of Abbott’s magic shop on 42nd street in Manhattan. The effect was, as I r...
by Gerald Deutsch
July 1st, 2018, 8:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Frank Garcia’s Surprise Revelation Background This appears in Frank Garcia’s Exclusive Card Miracles and the author hints of a partial Perverse Magic presentation when he tells the performer to “feign surprise” at one part of the effect. I’ve gone further and am suggesting the conclusion also surpri...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2018, 5:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Coin Change Comment I was at a busy medical office in the waiting room when a nurse came over to me and said she heard I did magic. I knew I should do “something” and so I did this Perverse Magic effect which – as is the case with Perverse Magic allows you to do just one effect. The nurse l...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2018, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Twisting And Turning Background Twisting The Aces was published by Dai Vernon in “More Inner Secrets of Card Magic” (page 5) and many magicians have had variations of that classic effect. The effect below incorporates some great variations shown to me by Bob Kohler who credits Jonathan Townsend for ...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Penny To Dime Block Background This has long been my favorite “magic kit trick” – the little red magnetic block and shell penny that holds a dime. The block touches the penny and when it comes away the dime appears in it’s place. The presentation suggested below is Perverse Magic – you just got this...
by Gerald Deutsch
May 27th, 2018, 11:34 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: multiple cards to pocket
Replies: 21
Views: 1725

Re: multiple cards to pocket

I posted a "Perverse Cards To Pocket" on March 1, 2005 to the Perverse Magic thread of this forum.
by Gerald Deutsch
May 1st, 2018, 7:39 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Card’s Across - Second Version Two Participants Above I described a Cards Across with a single seated spectator. This is a more platform version but falls more within the second category of Perverse Magic - the performer says one thing will happen but something else does. Assume 2 spectator...
by Gerald Deutsch
May 1st, 2018, 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Card’s Across - First Versions Spectator - Participant Seated Effect 1 “Would you cut off about 1/3 of the deck,” the magician says to the spectator. 2 “Good. Now count the cards like this,” The magician picks up the remaining portion of the deck and drops three cards singly, one at a time ...
by Gerald Deutsch
May 1st, 2018, 7:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Edward Victor’s Eleven Card Trick Background Way back on this thread – February 2, 2003 to be exact I posted my thoughts about this great effect. Several years ago, I performed the effect as it was written and the performance was taped and when I saw the tape I concluded that the effect – as I perfo...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Linked Paper Clips Background On August 1, 2007, I posted “Linking Key Rings” on this thread, on October 1, 2013 I posted Perverse Linking Finger Rings and on May 1, 2014 I posted Linking Safety Pins. The effect is different here but this effect makes use of the laping move used in the Augu...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2018, 7:53 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Suits Me Background I got the idea for this from John Bannon’s excellent effect called “Play It Straight (Triumph)” in his excellent book “Impossiblia”. There the shuffles are on the table and here they are done in the hand and here, like so much of what I post on this forum, the magician doesn’t un...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Jumbo Climax Effect 1 “Okay, I’m going to show you how I can pick out a card you are just thinking of. Here, say stop anywhere. Here? Okay, now think of this card. Good. Now shuffle the deck. Okay, now give it back.” 2 “Okay, now I’m going to pull out five cards and one of them will be the card you ...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2018, 7:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Visible Card Transpo Note One of the characteristics of Perverse Magic is that something happens either against what the magician wants or expects or the magician doesn’t understand why it happens. That puts the magician with his audience and not in a position where he is superior to his audience. T...
by Gerald Deutsch
February 18th, 2018, 9:39 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: How your character influences your material
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: How your character influences your material

I use my personality and my Perverse Magic presentation (see Perverse Magic thread on this forum) to change “sucker tricks” so that “the joke” is on me and I don’t make a fool out of an audience member.
by Gerald Deutsch
February 1st, 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Watch Background I mentioned the use of a watch as a prop several times on this thread. I also mentioned that sometimes performing only one effect can be the most effective approach. Some magicians, I feel, just don’t know when to stop, the result of which leaves the audience confused as to what the...
by Gerald Deutsch
February 1st, 2018, 8:46 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

THE WIZARD 2 Effect I was advising a client about some estate planning and taxes. The client knew me and knew that I was not only an attorney and a CPA but a magician as well. “I think you need a new will because of these changes we discussed.” I said. “Can you do that for me?” she asked. “No, I don...
by Gerald Deutsch
January 6th, 2018, 7:16 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: Credit Card To Wallet
Replies: 20
Views: 1964

Re: Credit Card To Wallet

I posted an impromptu version of this on the Perverse Magic thread of this forum (under General) on June 1, 2008 called "Credit Card Transposition"
by Gerald Deutsch
January 1st, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

A FORCE OF ANOTHER COLOR Background My friend Bob Lusthaus brought this effect by Roger Barkann to me. It appeared in the June 1951 issue of MUM. I changed the “plot” a bit so that it can be presented as Perverse Magic – and I made a few other changes. Effect 1 After performing several effects with ...
by Gerald Deutsch
January 1st, 2018, 8:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

For A Change As Perverse Magic Background I contributed this to Harry Lorayne’s Apocalypse – see pages 1486 and 1925 (Variation) and I mentioned it on this thread April 16, 2003. This is a further idea of using this as a Perverse Magic effect and it’s an effect that can be done impromptu at dinner w...
by Gerald Deutsch
December 15th, 2017, 5:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 6102

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

Poker Players Picnic I’ve always liked Poker Players Picnic from The Royal Road To Card Magic but I’ve always felt that the repetition makes it so that the spectator may be able to reconstruct the effect of ‘three to the bottom and one to each pile’.” But this can be remedied. I posted these thought...
by Gerald Deutsch
December 14th, 2017, 10:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 6102

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

Where would Chapter II go in the reformatted scheme of things?


In another book.
by Gerald Deutsch
December 14th, 2017, 10:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 6102

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

I suspect the tricks in the Royal Road that fool magicians must be the boring ones that I rejected. Here’s two you wouldn't reject: (From the Perverse Magic thread): Perverse Card’s Across - First Versions Spectator - Participant Seated Effect 1 “Would you cut off about 1/3 of the deck,” the magicia...
by Gerald Deutsch
December 14th, 2017, 8:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?
Replies: 54
Views: 6102

Re: The Royal Road, all it's cracked up to be?

This is a great book and I've fooled many magicians with tricks from it.

My feeling, however, is that the chapters should be read in the following order:

I, IX, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XV, XI, III, XIII, XIV, XVI, XVII,
by Gerald Deutsch
December 1st, 2017, 7:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Vernon’s Variant Background I previously wrote on this thread: “Perverse Magic is a form of presentation that puts the magician with the audience rather than, as is the case with the presentation of most magic, above the audience. It has the magician saying ‘I don’t understand.’ Instead of ‘Tada’!” ...
by Gerald Deutsch
December 1st, 2017, 7:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Coin Thru Card Sometimes an effect can be made into Perverse Magic by presenting it as the 6th category (see discussion under David Roth’s Legendary Four Coin Trick above, this thread, December 1, 2005) – The performer explains something that will happen but he doesn’t understand why it happens. Eff...
by Gerald Deutsch
November 1st, 2017, 8:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

CONFUSING THREE WAY Background “Quick Three- Way”, as I understand it, was originally published by Ed Marlo back in 1958 and since then there have been variations by many, including, Jerry Mentzer, Richard Kaufman, Derek, Dingle, Wesley James, etc. The basic effect is that a card is selected and los...
by Gerald Deutsch
November 1st, 2017, 8:02 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Make A Profit Effect 1 “Do you have a quarter?” the magician asks his dinner companion. She smiles and reaches into her purse and gives him a quarter. “I just read that if you sprinkle salt on a quarter---“ He does—“It will change to a half dollar—“ It does. She smiles again. “But wait,” he says, “I...
by Gerald Deutsch
October 1st, 2017, 7:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

If You Get The Wrong Card – Use Perverse Magic Background It sometimes happens – you go to produce the selected card but – but – you found the wrong card. This is an abbreviated version of Perverse Ambitious Card routines that I posted above on this thread. Effect 1 “What was your card?” asks the ma...
by Gerald Deutsch
October 1st, 2017, 7:51 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Magic Vibrations Effect 1 The effect is done seated and I like doing it with a woman. I ask her to say “stop” as I shuffle and when she does I show her the card and ask that she remember it. I deal the card face down on the table and I ask her to put her hand on the card. I put my hand on hers and c...
by Gerald Deutsch
September 1st, 2017, 6:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Voodoo Effect 1 “Look at this weird deck I got from some woman from somewhere – Haiti I think. She told me that it’s sort of a voodoo deck. I’m not sure what she meant. Let me try. Say ‘stop’ as I shuffle.” The spectator does and the magician deals the card stopped at face down to the spectator and ...
by Gerald Deutsch
September 1st, 2017, 6:48 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Bob Hynes’ All My Marbles Background Bob Hynes was one of the “regulars” at Reuben’s and on Saturday December 12th 1988 he showed me his ball routine which he told me originated with the John Scarne routine in “Stars Of Magic” and was modified by Sol Stone on page 1249 of “Apocalypse”. (There is als...
by Gerald Deutsch
August 1st, 2017, 11:24 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

The Fingerprint Card Trick EFFECT 1 “I’ll tell you how I find your card,” says the magician to the attractive young lady. “I just look for your fingerprints. I’ll show you. Take a card.” The young lady does and the magician has her return the card to the deck and he shuffles the deck. 2 The magician...
by Gerald Deutsch
August 1st, 2017, 11:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Some Sundry Thoughts A lot of the Perverse Magic I do is very quick simple things that most magicians would scoff at but, as I’ve said many times in this thread, I believe that in doing magic, entertainment is the most important thing. --------------------------------------------------- For an exten...
by Gerald Deutsch
July 1st, 2017, 7:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Poker Players Picnic – Cutting The Aces - 3 Effect 1 You and your wife are invited to a friend’s house and there are others there too. “Show my friends a trick,” says your friend as he hands you a deck of cards. You don’t think it’s an appropriate time or place to perform so you decide to d...
by Gerald Deutsch
July 1st, 2017, 7:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Perverse Card Transpo Background And Comment I, like so many magicians don’t do magic professionally and therefore, when I perform I can stop when I want. I say this because I find it’s better to do less than too much. So many amateur magicians just don’t know when to stop and can wind up boring the...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2017, 7:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Two Dollar Bill Back on this thread – June 1, 2013, I posted the Perverse Two Bill Trick that I had contributed to the July 1996 issue of Apocalypse. There is a similar effect that I, together with my friend Peter Marshall contributed to the October 1997 issue (page 2853) which is also good Perverse...
by Gerald Deutsch
June 1st, 2017, 7:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Thanks To Dr. Daley Comment Chapter Twenty-One of the Dai Vernon Book of Magic is “The Last Trick of Dr. Jacob Daley”. I’ve never been that interested in this effect until I saw my friend Dan Miller perform it in a much simpler and more direct way than the way it was originally written, Dan did not ...
by Gerald Deutsch
May 1st, 2017, 7:00 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Charmed! Effect The performer has just performed “Cooper-Silver With a Dime and a Penny” in the spectator’s hand (see above – this thread – October 1, 2007) and now he takes her two hands, has her cup them and holds them in his hands. Suddenly a Charm candy falls into her cupped hands. The magician ...
by Gerald Deutsch
April 1st, 2017, 9:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

Spelling Tricks Background Spelling to a selected card – that is – dealing one card for each letter – as for example “f-o-u-r—o-f—c-l-u-b-s’ and finding the 4C at that spot is a popular effect of card magic and can be presented as Perverse Magic in the 6th category of Perverse Magic – the performer ...
by Gerald Deutsch
March 1st, 2017, 7:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Perverse Magic
Replies: 364
Views: 171044

Re: Perverse Magic

The Ambitious Stranger Effect 1 The magician has a card selected and then goes into an Ambitious card routine with the selected card. 2 After a few “to the top” sequences the magician has a spectator shuffle the deck. Once again the selected card comes to the top. 3 The magician has the spectator si...

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